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  • Game #16: Dallas Mavericks 106 - Toronto Raptors 102

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    Probable Starters:
    Mavericks Raptors
    PG Jameer Nelson PG Kyle Lowry
    SG Monta Ellis SG Demar Derozan
    SF Chandler Parsons SF Terrence Ross
    PF Dirk Nowitzki PF Amir Johnson
    C Tyson Chandler C Jonas Valanciunas
    Last Time we Met:
    GAME 41 - JANUARY 22, 2014 TORONTO 93, DALLAS 85
    DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 40 points, Greivis Vasquez had 17 and the Raptors snapped a two- ame losing streak by beating the Mavericks 93-85 on Wednesday night … Dirk Nowizki (rest) missed his second game of the season … Monta Ellis had 21 points while Jose Calderon and Brandan Wright each had 13 for Dallas, but the Mavericks hurt themselves with 21 turnovers, including nine in the fourth quarter… Jonas Valanciunas had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who overcame a 21-point, first-quarter deficit, the fifth-biggest comeback in franchise history … DeRozan connected on 15 of 22 field goal attempts and went 9 for 14 at the free throw line, becoming the seventh player in Raptors history to score 40 points or more … Toronto trailed 34-15 at the end of one but opened the second quarter on a 17-4 run to cut the deficit to six with 6:68 left in the half ... The Raptors finally took the lead with 4:35 left in the fourth on a Valanciunas lay-up and would lead the rest of the way … DeRozan scored nine of his 40 points in the final frame.


    Game Notes:

    • The Toronto Raptors return home Friday night to host the Dallas Mavericks at Air Canada Centre. Toronto will wear its retro purple uniforms for the second time as part of its 20th Anniversary Nights. Dallas was one of four Western Conference teams (Memphis, New Orleans and Utah) Toronto swept last season. DeMar DeRozan scored a career high 40 points Jan. 22 vs. Dallas. The Raptors are a perfect 4-0 versus the Western Conference. Toronto finished with a .500 (16-14) record against the West last season for the first time since 1999-00 (16-12).
    • The Raptors have won six straight games (Nov. 15-26). With a victory Friday, Toronto would tie its second longest winning streak in team history (Last: Feb. 27 - Mar. 8, 2000). The Raptors won a franchise record nine in a row Mar. 22 - Apr. 9, 2002.
    • Friday’s matchup will feature the top-two offences in the league as Dallas (109.3) and Toronto (108.0) rank first and second, respectively, in the NBA in scoring. The two teams have combined to score 100+ points in 26 of their first 31 games. The Raptors scored a season high 126 points Wednesday night at Atlanta. Toronto had all five starters score in double figures for the third time this season.
    • Toronto’s bench combined to score 52 points Nov. 26 at Atlanta and has now scored 50+ points in three of the last four games (Nov. 21-26). Lou Williams and Greivis Vasquez scored 22 and 21 points, respectively, against the Hawks. The backcourt duo scored 19 of their 43 points in the fourth quarter. Toronto had two players score 20+ points off the bench in the same game for the first time since Jan. 16, 2013 vs. Chicago (Alan Anderson - 27, Kyle Lowry - 26). The Raptors currently rank sixth in the NBA in bench scoring (37.8).
    • Raptors head coach Dwane Casey helped the Mavericks win the 2011 NBA Championship. Casey spent three seasons (2008-11) as an assistant in Dallas before joining Toronto. Dallas posted a 162-84 (.659) mark during that span, winning 50 or more games in each of Casey’s three seasons with the team.
    • Lou Williams earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honours for games played Nov. 17-24. Williams scored a career-high 36 points and sparked an 18-point comeback Nov. 22 at Cleveland. He averaged 23.7 points in three games, shooting .526 (10-for-19) from three-point range and a perfect 21-of-21 at the free throw line.
    • Toronto is 11-0 this season when leading after three quarters. Dating back to the start of last season, the Raptors are now 46-2 when ahead entering the fourth, including a perfect 27-0 at Air Canada Centre. Toronto has won 36 straight games when leading after three quarters. The Raptors have outscored opponents in the fourth quarter in 11-of-15 games this season and lead the NBA with a +57 (398-to-341) scoring differential in the final quarter.
    • The Raptors are 9-1 at home this season and have won four straight games at Air Canada Centre (Nov. 15-24). Toronto’s nine home victories are most in the NBA. The Raptors have outscored opponents 1064-to-929 (+135) at home this season, including 270-to–234 (+36) in the fourth quarter.



    Keys to the Game:

    + Defend the Wings
    + Man the Glass and Box Out
    + Only team to out rank us in OffRtg as well as NetRtg. Lets show em!


    Key Match-Ups

    vs.

    Need some of that new found lock down D from DD.

    Lets Go Raptors!!
    Last edited by Joey; Thu Nov 27, 2014, 08:25 PM.

  • #2
    So...

    Joey chants?
    OG is our king

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    • #3
      Monte has really turned his career around.

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      • #4
        Going to be tough bit defend the three and win

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        • #5
          You spelled Monta Ellis wrong Joey lool
          "Both teams played hard my man" - Sheed

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          • #6
            Raptorsfan361 wrote: View Post
            Going to be tough bit defend the three and win
            they've been shooting the 3 like shit, lately. also, jameer nelson may not play either due to back spasms.

            bring on raymond felton please!

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            • #7
              We got this.

              18-2 here we come!
              The name's Bond, James Bond.

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              • #8
                007 wrote: View Post
                We got this.

                18-2 here we come!
                This game is worth 5 wins in the standings? Damn.
                It's Klaw Season. Time to hunt.

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                • #9
                  tomorrow's a throwback night correct? Who are the Raptors acknowledging tomorrow?
                  I know this may be a bit controversial but I think the Raptors have proven that they're the best team in the NBA from Canada
                  -random Facebook user. 2016

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                  • #10
                    YoungGunRaptor wrote: View Post
                    tomorrow's a throwback night correct? Who are the Raptors acknowledging tomorrow?
                    Jalen Rose............

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                    • #11
                      KeonClark wrote: View Post
                      This game is worth 5 wins in the standings? Damn.
                      As much of a must win as you can find in November.
                      http://twitter.com/m_shantz

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                      • #12
                        This is going to be a tough game. I'm not sure we match up well guarding Dirk. Also we don't have a coaching advantage like we had the past few games. We are going to need JJ's ankles to be able to contain Monta.

                        Final score: Raptors 97-93 form a big games by Lowry

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                        • #13
                          MACK11 wrote: View Post
                          You spelled Monta Ellis wrong Joey lool
                          I do that for people I don't like.

                          But yes, fixed. LOL

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                          • #14
                            iblastoff wrote: View Post
                            they've been shooting the 3 like shit, lately. also, jameer nelson may not play either due to back spasms.

                            bring on raymond felton please!
                            I hear he just discovered pulled pork and may also miss the game.

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                            • #15
                              Is this considered a statement game? or does it not count because its at home and the Knicks took the Mavs to OT in Dallas without Melo...
                              Sunny ways my friends, sunny ways
                              Because its 2015

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